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Low-Cost Device Can Revolutionize Air Quality Monitoring and Help Countries Prevent Deaths from Outdoor Pollution

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31/08/2015

A ground-breaking air quality measuring device unveiled today in Nairobi by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), expected to cost up to 100 times less than existing solutions, has the potential to revolutionize air quality measurement in developing countries and help prevent deaths from air pollution. The device, capable of collecting all the vital parameters of air quality, will ...

REN21 Webinar: 2015 GSR and Distributed Renewable Energy

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01/09/2015

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on REN21’s flagship report, the Renewables 2015 Global Status Report, focusing on its findings related to distributed renewable energy. Join us to find out what made 2014 another record year for renewables. Learn how increased ...

Obama opens Alaska trip aiming to drive climate to forefront

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01/09/2015

President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state's liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display. During his three-day tour of Alaska, Obama planned to hike a glacier, converse with fishermen and tape a reality TV show with ...

New G9 report on marine transfer design issues for the offshore wind sector

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26/08/2015

A report resulting from the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9)'s first Safe by Design workshop is now available. The report explores a number of key topics associated with the transfer of personnel from a Crew Transfer Vessel to a transition piece via the traditional push on method (including design of the transfer connector, new designs in access systems and boat landing ...

“Grey swan” cyclones predicted to be more frequent and intense

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01/09/2015

Original story at MIT News “Grey swan” cyclones — extremely rare tropical storms that are impossible to anticipate from the historical record alone — will become more frequent in the next century for parts of Florida, Australia, and cities along the Persian Gulf, according to a study published today in the journalNature Climate Change. In contrast with events known as ...

Far below South Dakota, a cave holds pure, promising water

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31/08/2015

Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water on Earth. The crew of National Park Service scientists that's anchored by microbiologist Hazel Barton travels sporadically to the lowest reaches of South Dakota's Wind Cave National Park ...

EPA Proposes Rules to Improve Hazardous Waste Management and Better Protect our Waterways

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01/09/2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules will protect waterways, including drinking and surface water, by preventing the flushing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and simplify the requirements for healthcare workers. The other rule ...

Join Ceres and Skytop Strategies for the Symposium on Water & Long-Term Value

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01/09/2015

On December 14, 2015 Skytop Strategies will be hosting a “Symposium on Water & Long-Term Value”, a full-day program that explores best practices in successful corporate water policy, featuring sustainability advocacy group Ceres as a strategic partner. Hosted at Levi Strauss & Co.’s world headquarters in San Francisco, this symposium will bring together a ...

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